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Corsi takes third pole as damp track halts 125cc improvement

Corsi takes third pole as damp track halts 125cc improvement

Simone Corsi once again benefitted from provisional pole and a change in track conditions in Assen.

As happened last weekend at Donington Park, a change in track conditions at Assen left no change at the head of the 125cc provisional grid. Simone Corsi was once again the big beneficiary in the second qualifying session, with his Thursday time of 1´45.533 untouched in the Friday run.

Taking his third pole of the season, the Jack&Jones WRB rider was nearly two seconds slower in his final qualifying outing, a general trend on a track damp but not fully wet. He will be joined by Polaris World´s Bradley Smith, Belson Derbi rider Joan Olive and series leader Mike di Meglio on the front row, with the latter suffering a late crash just moments before the end of the session.

Sandro Cortese and Donington racewinner (and fastest Friday rider) Scott Redding feature on the second row, accompanied by Raffaele de Rosa and Nico Terol, whilst further back lie a trio of riders for whom a bad Friday result will certainly not help their cause. Sergio Gadea and Stefan Bradl occupy spots on row three, whilst World Champion Gabor Talmacsi takes off from a lowly thirteenth.

During the final session a huge highside from Bradl took out Lorenzo Zanetti as his bike slid across the track. Fortunately the rest of the field were able to take evasive action.

125cc, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, QP2

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